Back in February, director Jon Favreau gave Disney fans a taste of what the cast for the new Lion King live action film would be like, announcing that artist/actor/producer Donald Glover would be taking on the role as older Simba.

Since then, there have been different rumors regarding the official cast list for the film, one big rumor being Beyonce Knowles-Carter taking on the role of older Nala.


But it seems that those rumors were not just speculation–but truth!

The official Lion King facebook (and the official Beyonce page) page gave the fans what they wanted by posting the official cast list for the live action film and we couldn’t be more excited especially with names like Marvel’s Black Panther’s Florence Kasumba and Luke Cage’s Alfre Woodard being on the roster.

The Lion King is set to hit theaters in 2019.